Having decided to cut down my screen time, I now have more time to read. I finally got my library card, figured out how to download e-books on my iPad (which I put in airplane mode if I read in bed) and now don't even need to go to the library to borrow books! Next step: audiobooks (I already listen to many podcasts but I'd love to try it once). I cannot believe that I can do all this for free!
Also, I'm about to join a book club. Yeah I can hear you laugh over there. But I don't care, groups are the bomb! Women groups, craft groups, entrepreneur groups, you name it, I love them all!
I've kept a reading list for a long time now, but it looks like all I was doing was adding items instead of reading them. So I thought that putting it out there might encourage me to finally tap into it. I'm pretty happy with my current pace of 2 books per month (I read somewhere that 12 a year was a good start). Anyways, here's my 2016 reading list (I'm currently about to finish Didion's Blue Nights).
- Plastic-free:How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too by Beth Terry
- Not that kind of girl by Lena Dunham
- It Chooses You by Miranda July
- Blue Nights by Joan Didion
- Skin Cleanse by Adina Grigori
- The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
- La vocation by Sophie Fontanel (French edition)
(You might wan to read her The Art of Sleeping Alone: Why One French Woman Suddenly Gave Up Sex)
- Bonjour tristesse by Françoise Sagan (I'll read the French edition)
- Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
- Eating Wildly by Ava Chin
- Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
- The First Bad Man: A Novel by Miranda July
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
- The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir (I'll read the French edition)
- Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
- Men Explaining Things To Me by Rebecca Solnit
- Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
- We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi
- Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending Up with More by Erin Boyle
- The collaborative habit by Twyla Tharp
- The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
- Talk By Linda Rosenkrantz
You'll notice that this is a 100% feminine list. It was a coincidence in the beginning and I then decided to make a theme of it. Of course, the order might change along the year, according to the availability of these books at my local library (which explains the 2 Miranda July and 2 Joan Didion books on my list), my travels (it looks like I'll be spending the month of May in France/Switzerland), my mood and... YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS!
Seriously, I sometimes feel like my reading list revolves around the same subjects, so a little change is also welcome. But I still love girl bosses, feminist icons. Do you have a favorite author? Also, I'd love to start reading again in Spanish.